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First Nations Games

Elementary

Description

"Play" has traditionally meant going outside and often using imagination to create games with natural materials.  This activity takes students out of the classroom and away from modern technology to learn about traditional outdoor pastimes that emphasize inclusion and cooperation instead of competition.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This lesson provides a great opportunity for students to work on physical education outcomes as they practice locomotor and non-locomotor movements.  A citizenship project to extend the learning could have adult volunteers assist a class with the organization and delivery of a special day where the entire school plays outdoor games that represent the cultural diversity of the community.

The First Nations content of the lesson could also become the basis of a cross-curricular unit where students explore the aboriginal origins of a sport like Lacrosse.  With the assistance of First Nations community members and local coaches a class could learn how the sport has changed over time by playing traditional and modern versions of the game.

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        • Physical and Health Education: Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living
      • Social Studies
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from
        • Identity and Families
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Physical Education & Health
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Physical Education and Health Education:Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
      • Social Studies
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Local Communities: Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environmen
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Physical Education & Health
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Physical and Health Education: Learning how to participate and move our bodies in different physical activities helps us develop physical literacy
    • Grade 3
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Physical Education & Health
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Physical and Health Education: Movement skills and strategies help us learn how to participate in different types of physical activity
      • Social Studies
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Global Indigenous Peoples: Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
        • Global Indigenous Peoples:Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Physical Education & Health
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Physical and Health Education: Knowing what we enjoy doing and knowing about our opportunities to participate in those activities helps us develop an active lifestyle

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
  • Human Rights (1)

    • Cultural Diversity
  • Indigenous Knowledge (1)

    • Rituals, Spirituality and Worldviews